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Poor Signal Strength!

I just bought Netgear WPN824V3 and now my Xbox 360 gets NO Bars at times and netflix does not load. My old router WGR614V6 never had this issue. Why would a newer router that is supposed to have better range and be faster be doing this? My PS3 show 70%-100% when this issue is occuring with the Xbox 360. The PS3 does go down to 50% at times. Have shut off advanced features, changed channels, made it G only. Still I have this issue. The Xbox works best on channel 11 but still has NO bars but Netflix shows 4 bars of video quality odd. Any advice on how to increase the signal strength. Thanks..

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